Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, students should be able to do the following:

6.1 Analyze how the social construction of meaning influences categories of race and ethnicity

6.2 Assess the impact that race, ethnicity, and religion have on life chances in different contexts

6.3 Examine how persecution and discrimination destabilize societies and global security

6.4 Analyze international conventions and national constitutions for recognition of religious rights and understand the dimensions of religious freedom

6.5 Distinguish social hostility toward and government regulation of religion and explain how they interact and reinforce one another

6.6 Discuss strategies to reduce persecution and discrimination within countries